Headstage Arrow HE: Reviews, Impressions, Perceptions & Sensations
Feb 28, 2014 at 6:01 AM Post #2,926 of 4,123
Yep saw it! So next week then!
 
Congrats!
 
Feb 28, 2014 at 2:38 PM Post #2,927 of 4,123
On Arrow 5G, what Robert has posted:
 
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In the moment I can only show a screenshot as the front plates haven't yet finished:
 
 

The front side will have an illuminated power switch and a bass switch. There is no second headphone jack as it was on 2G/3G/4G. That way the volume control can be reached easier. The volume control is now a slight switch with a digital volume potentiometer. The back side looks exactly as now with a different printing (and better toggle switches). The case is also the same as now.

The sound will be similar to that of the Arrow 3G but with a much better bass control. There will be two switches to control the bass boost. One that controls the amount of boost and one that controls the height of the boosted frequencies. The output opamp is the AD8397 with automatic power adaption 4-12V (just as now). There is no IMP and no CROSS switch.

A simple USB DAC based on the PCM2707 chip is also integrated with an switch to turn off the charging. I will give more infos about this once I finished testings.




 
Mar 1, 2014 at 1:04 AM Post #2,928 of 4,123
^^WANT!
 
Mar 1, 2014 at 11:29 AM Post #2,929 of 4,123
I don't know guys from what I just read here it seems like if all you need is an amp than the 4g beats the 5g

Yeah the 5g has the fancy bass boost and dac but come on, it's only got 1 jack (if it breaks your screwed), there's no auto power on/off feature, and no cross switch (I never used it anyway but I'm sure someone does). The amp itself seems like a fun amp but not really HIFI, I love the sound of my arrow 4g with all switches off, it's just an honest beautiful sound

I personally feel that flavored sound from an amp is LAMO unless your aiming for synergy. I crave that reference sound sig
 
Mar 1, 2014 at 12:38 PM Post #2,930 of 4,123
The 5G is not even out yet so I don't think you can say that the 4G beats it. Robert seems to be on an evolutionary path. I doubt that any iteration is going to be inferior to its predecessors. The 5G has a DAC. That in itself is interesting.
 
Mar 1, 2014 at 1:39 PM Post #2,931 of 4,123
  The 5G is not even out yet so I don't think you can say that the 4G beats it. Robert seems to be on an evolutionary path. I doubt that any iteration is going to be inferior to its predecessors. The 5G has a DAC. That in itself is interesting.

I just wish that Robert would produce two versions, one without the DAC, because I have no need for one and am a natural scrimp. Unfortunately, he won't as I asked him on the forums.
 
Mar 5, 2014 at 2:05 AM Post #2,934 of 4,123
jesus, i dreamt of Robert during the night.....that i was going to get my arrow myself.....he lived on a kind of farm, and there were a crowd of teenagers partying around....he was a great guy...and told me my arrow was ready....but i didn't see it.....frustrating though funny dream! 
 
I guess i'm overrating my wait!!!
 
 
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Mar 5, 2014 at 3:23 AM Post #2,935 of 4,123
jesus, i dreamt of Robert during the night.....that i was going to get my arrow myself.....he lived on a kind of farm, and there were a crowd of teenagers partying around....he was a great guy...and told me my arrow was ready....but i didn't see it.....frustrating though funny dream! 

I guess i'm overrating my wait!!!


:deadhorse:


interestingly I cant see any 4n/t for sale on his website.
 
Mar 5, 2014 at 10:04 AM Post #2,936 of 4,123
jesus, i dreamt of Robert during the night.....that i was going to get my arrow myself.....he lived on a kind of farm, and there were a crowd of teenagers partying around....he was a great guy...and told me my arrow was ready....but i didn't see it.....frustrating though funny dream! 

I guess i'm overrating my wait!!!


:deadhorse:

See a doctor immediately!
 

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